According to many sources Liverpool have reportedly lodged a £25 million offer for Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski. Over a year ago after missing out on the Poland international.
Numerous reports suggest that the Reds have returned with an early summer offer for Zielinski, but Napoli are believed to be after a rumoured £60 million.
Tottenham Hotspur are also mentioned among the interested parties, but both Premier League clubs could be priced out of any transfer battle before it’s had a chance to begin if Napoli’s valuation proves genuine.
An alternative to Salah?
It’s been a difficult transfer window so far, made worse with some of our rivals strengthening their squads already! We were told that Salah will cost Liverpool up to £42m, we have also been told we have already agreed terms with Salah!
Zielinski moved to Napoli from Udinese last summer, scoring six goals and seven assists in 47 appearances across all competitions. It is after that successful first season that his profile on the continent has gone up. He is able to play in central midfield or closer to the front line, the Serie A star could complement the likes of Adam Lallana, Georginio Wijnaldum and captain Jordan Henderson well if he were to move to Merseyside.
One issue is that recent reports suggest that Zielinski is happy in Italy.
“The Premier League? Now I’m certainly thinking only about Napoli, there I am fine with many champions such as [Marek] Hamsik, [Pepe] Reina, [Jose] Callejon and [Raul] Albiol.
“Almost the whole team would say that I try to do everything for Napoli, they are a great team with fantastic fans, and it’s a beautiful city so I do not want to move.”
He would be a fantastic signing and with Klopp’s history if working alongside Polish stars I really can see him flourish. The biggest issue for me is his availability last season and Liverpool’s reluctance on signing him them, at a quarter of the price too!! Not only do Napoli mot want to sell, it appears Zielinski has fallen in love with the city and its people!
It’s going to be a tough battle!